Cleveland-Cliffs Inc

A partnership between University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation led to the creation of the Rainbow Safety Squad. This program is a high-energy, educational road show to teach important health and safety messages to grade school students in interactive, engaging and age appropriate ways. 

Funding from Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation supported full development of the program, which launched in 2014. Since program launch, Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation has continued to provide operating support for the Rainbow Safety Squad, which has reached over 8,000 students at over 50 schools in Northeast Ohio in its most recent year.

The Rainbow Safety Squad has been a true success, receiving high praise from teachers who are surveyed to measure the program’s effectiveness. Those teachers have also helped shape the program, which has expanded to provide 11 different shows reflecting new topics based on their suggestions. 

Partnering with UH Rainbow to develop this program was a natural fit for Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation. It reflects Cliffs’ number one core value of safety and the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation’s priority to support education.

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Partner Testimony

Funding provided by the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation has enabled us to bring health and safety messages to elementary students throughout Northeast Ohio. Tens of thousands of students have learned about everything from how to travel safely in a car to the importance of fire and water safety, thanks to the Foundation’s generous funding of the UH Rainbow Safety Squad. When educators in the Greater Cleveland community are seeking fun, interactive and educational ways to share important safety messages with their students and families, the Safety Squad is where they turn.

Kathryn Wesolowski

Director, Women’s & Children’s Community Outreach
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital


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